A vida secreta das abelhas

Editora Paralela

Nova edição de um dos livros de maior sucesso dos últimos anos, um clássico instantâneo que já foi adaptado para o cinema. Tendo como pano de fundo os anos 1960, A vida secreta das abelhas é uma história marcante sobre o poder feminino e o poder do amor. A adolescência de Lily Owens tem sido complicada. Ela não se lembra da morte da mãe, há mais de dez anos, e sua relação com o pai é mais que difícil. Em 1964, quando completa catorze anos, ela decide fugir junto com sua babá Rosaleen. Lily sai a caminho de Tiburon, a cidade que parece esconder alguma resposta sobre a vida de sua mãe. Chegando lá, ela e Rosaleen são acolhidas por três irmãs. Aos poucos, Lily descobre um mundo mágico de abelhas, mel e da Madona Negra. Com a ajuda das irmãs Boatwright — August, May e June —, Lily tenta desvendar sua história. Será que ela conseguirá enfrentar os demônios de seu passado e se tornar uma jovem independente?
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About the author

Mora perto de Charleston, na Carolina do Sul. Primeiro livro de Sue, A vida secreta das abelhas ficou por mais de um ano e meio na lista de mais vendidos do New York Times e foi adaptado para o cinema em 2008. Seu segundo romance, O monge e a sereia, que alcançou a primeira posição na lista de mais vendidos do New York Times, ganhou o prêmio Quill de 2005 para melhor obra de ficção e foi transformado em um filme para a TV. Seu livro mais recente, A invenção das asas, também foi publicado pela Editora Paralela.
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Editora Paralela
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Jul 9, 2014
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Portuguese (Portugal)
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Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Historical
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